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Sun Feb 7, 2021, 10:59 PM

We are going to get there

Today I volunteered at a vaccination sight. We vaccinated 1100 human beings from all walks of life, mostly older folks of course but some younger like first responders. All kinds of people. At least one ww2 veteran. So many men, black and white who were vietnam veterans. So many loving families, wives driving their husbands and husbands driving wives, so many children and grand children bringing their loved ones. Single people. A notable number of Asian kids driving their grandparents. Different backgrounds and languages and car stickers all over the map and everyone just wanting to take care of them and make it ok.

Listen there were some heart breakers who couldn't get the vaccine themselves because they were a year too young and so on, and that sucked. But I came away feeling more hope than I've felt in a while. Yes we need more vaccine and we need it faster. But we will make it. We are good people in this country. We still are, we really still are. We are going to get through this and we are going to make it.

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Reply We are going to get there (Original post)
d_r Feb 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2021 #1
MFM008 Feb 2021 #2
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #3
Generic Other Feb 2021 #4
MackinacBridge Feb 2021 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #6
MackinacBridge Feb 2021 #14
UrbScotty Feb 2021 #9
MackinacBridge Feb 2021 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2021 #7
Meowmee Feb 2021 #8
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #10
d_r Feb 2021 #12
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #16
d_r Feb 2021 #17
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #18
Aristus Feb 2021 #11
d_r Feb 2021 #13

Response to d_r (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:03 PM

1. Thank you....

We will get over this, but the repercussions will be dealt with in the future.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:03 PM

2. when i got one

the great majority looked older 55 and up.
but its hopeful to hear.
They should try to get one to as many people as possible.
Even with the variants.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:05 PM

3. 1100 vaccinations in one day. God love you and the other volunteers.

You are making history.
You are saving lives.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:10 PM

4. I cried when I got mine

Thanked the first responders. Did not expect to feel so emotionally drained. Thanks for volunteering!

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:10 PM

5. "We are going to get through this"

Yes, yes we will. Of course not all are getting through unscathed, sadly. But I know what you mean, and I appreciate your hopeful message.

Thank you for working at the vaccination site today.

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Response to MackinacBridge (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:00 AM

6. Welcome to DU, MackinacBridge!

I hope that you will find a home here with us.

It is a great place!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:53 PM

14. Thank you

I've relied on DU for news (and sanity!) the last four years. This year I decided to join in because honestly I got tired of missing out on all the heart fun and also knew it was high time I pitched in a bit to support this site.

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Response to MackinacBridge (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:49 AM

9. Greetings from the Grand Rapids area!

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 04:00 PM

15. Hey, Neighbor!

I'm an hour north of you, and three hours south of the Mighty Mac. Enjoy that sunshine out there today (and ignore the wind chill!)

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:06 AM

7. K&R. Thank you for your service and positive thoughts.

We're a nation of baby steps regarding this pandemic and today, you helped with one of those steps....

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:07 AM

8. No sign of a vaccine here

You canít even get an appointment. The website was down when it said there were available appointments. Then all of a sudden there were none when it came back up. Lots of cheating going on. I am going to try calling instead of the website next week.

Some high risk/ older people are not going to make it or get there because they are going to get covid when they should have already had the vaccine.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:55 AM

10. Going in to get my first vaccination in two hours, I'm 70, got the notice to make apt last night

in a text msg. It's not the way I expected to be notified. I'm a Kaiser member, and this isn't with Kaiser. It's the County Health Dept and because I'm a low income Senior, I fell into a category (I guess) or a targeted group for this particular vaccination drive.

I'm a little bit scaredy. But I hate needles and shots and get them for everything else.

It's interesting cuz I double checked my Kaiser page to see if they're now scheduling my age group, but no they're still doing 75 and older. so I guess I'll keep this appointment and get the shot today.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 02:07 PM

12. you are going to be fine.

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Response to d_r (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 04:11 PM

16. You're Right! I am Fine!

I was shocked that I didn't FEEL a thing! It seems that slimmer needles are being used? I don't know, but it was unusually painless.

Had to wait 30 min to satisfy reaction observation requirements.

Came home to catch Raskin's closing. Brought me down to tears. I hope I'll be able to find a video of the opening. I hear it was powerful.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 06:28 PM

17. They are slim needles

I know that pfizer sends their own, not sure about moderna. The second dose may be more uncomfortable but it is a good sign that it is working and your immune system is recognizing it.

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Response to d_r (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 07:39 PM

18. Neighbors in my Village, got the phizer a few weeks ago

And the only complaint was a very sore arm, although they too didn't feel the shot.

So far my arm isn't sore at all. It's been about 5 hours now. maybe it'll get sore later. xing fingers it won't last long.

I'm hoping the 2nd dose is just as comfortable as this one was.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:58 AM

11. Thank you for volunteering.

You're doing great work. Keep it up.




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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 02:07 PM

13. thank you

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